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Almost Famous Women: Stories

by Megan Mayhew Bergman Scribner (January 06, 2015)

From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star...


Love and Other Wounds

by Jordan Harper Ecco (July 07, 2015)

In the hard-edged tradition of Hubert Selby Jr., Daniel Woodrell, and Donald Ray Pollock, and with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, a blistering debut collection that unsparingly...


Memory Wall

Story Prize 2010

by Anthony Doerr Scribner (July 13, 2010)

In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables,...


Spoiled Brats: Stories

by Simon Rich Little, Brown and Company (October 14, 2014)

Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation's children they were special. We're still paying the price.

From "one of the funniest writers in America"* comes a collection of stories culled from the front...


Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace Little, Brown and Company (September 23, 2014)

Remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent" (New York Times Book Review).

David Foster Wallace was one of America's most prodigiously talented...


I Was a Revolutionary

by Andrew Malan Milward Harper (August 18, 2015)

A richly textured, diverse collection of stories that illuminate the heartland and America itself, exploring questions of history, race, and identity.

Grounded in place, spanning the Civil War to the present...


The Brink

by Austin Bunn Harper Perennial (April 28, 2015)

A brilliant, inventive debut story collection in the vein of Kevin Wilson and Wells Tower.

Brimming with life and unforgettable voices, the stories in Austin Bunn’s dazzling collection explore the existential...


Something Rich and Strange

by Ron Rash Ecco (November 04, 2014)

From the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty of his finest short stories, collected in one volume.

No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged,...


Mr. Tall: A Novella and Stories

by Tony Earley Little, Brown and Company (August 26, 2014)

A Washington Post Top 50 Fiction Book for 2014

Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award finalist

In Mr.Tall, his first story collection in two decades, Tony Earley brings us seven rueful, bittersweet, riotous...


African Stories

by Doris Lessing Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

Long considered Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing’s best collection of short stories, African Stories—a central book in the work of a truly beloved writer—is now back in print. This beautiful collection...


Lovely, Dark, Deep

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 09, 2014)

From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within...


The New Yorker Stories

by Ann Beattie Scribner (November 16, 2010)

When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters’ drift...


Praying Drunk

by Kyle Minor Sarabande Books (January 13, 2014)

Masterfully blended fiction and autobiography explores the lives of missionaries, drug addicts, and childhood bullies in Kentucky, Florida, and Haiti.


Man V. Nature

by Diane Cook Harper (October 07, 2014)

San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of the Year

Boston Globe’s “Best Fiction of 2014”

Roxane Gay’s Top Ten Books of the Year     

An Amazon Best Short Story Collection of 2014

An iBook Best of 2014...


Flings

by Justin Taylor Harper (August 19, 2014)

The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort,...


The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories

by Christopher Merkner Coffee House Press (December 20, 2013)

Shirley Jackson for the contemporary Midwest, where the ties of family and community intersect darkly with suburban American life.


The Scatter Here Is Too Great

by Bilal Tanweer Harper (August 05, 2014)

A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories, The Scatter Here Is Too Great explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station:...


Horse of a Different Color: Stories

by Howard Waldrop Small Beer Press (October 21, 2013)

Literary mashup master Waldrop is back with new stories of pirates, hidden movie history, the Wolfman of Alcatraz, and more.


The Torturer's Wife

by Thomas Glave City Lights Publishers (September 08, 2013)

Profound portraits of the traumas of war, the ravages of homophobia, and the triumph of desire.


Thank You for the Music

by Jane McCafferty Harper Perennial (October 08, 2013)

In 14 original stories, Jane McCafferty illuminates modern life weaving her love of music throughout the lives and stories of her characters. From two middle-aged strangers who meet in an empty baseball stadium...


Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

by Peter Orner Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 2013)

"A ravishing collection, full of wisdom, grief, beauty, and especially surprise."--Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collectors

Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband...


Galatea

by Madeline Miller Ecco (August 13, 2013)

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected...


The Stories of Richard Bausch

by Richard Bausch HarperCollins e-books (November 23, 2010)

A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking,...


Transparency: Stories

by Frances Hwang Back Bay Books (September 26, 2009)

With a deceptively simple yet graceful style, and in the tradition of Lara Vapnyar, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Gish Jen, Frances Hwang captures the thousand minor battles waged in the homes of immigrants--struggles...


Pins & Needles: Stories

by Karen Brown Washington Square Press (July 02, 2013)

Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction

In Pins and Needles, Karen Brown explores the dynamics of love and longing between mother and child, husband and wife, close friends, and virtual strangers, often...


Burning Bright: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2010

by Ron Rash HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

“A gorgeous, brutal writer.”

—Richard Price, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers

 

In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, Ron Rash,...


Poachers

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story 1999

by Tom Franklin HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose...


Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2007

by Ben Fountain HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The well-intentioned protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught -- to both disastrous and hilarious effect -- in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. In "Near-Extinct...


Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived

by Lily Tuck HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In an elegant and penetrating first short-story collection, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived, Lily Tuck's characters travel to unknown, exotic places and, while there, find themselves deeply immersed in...


Lost in the City

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1993

by Edward P. Jones HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Original and arresting….[Jones’s] stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers.”

Washington Post

 “These 14 stories of African-American life…affirm humanity as only good...


Coronado

by Dennis Lehane William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short fiction, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005...


The Era of Not Quite

by Douglas Watson BOA Editions Ltd. (April 19, 2013)

Debut collection by winner of the first annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. Quirky, funny stories by a singular new voice.


The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

by Ethan Rutherford Ecco (May 07, 2013)

The stories in The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, a collection from Ethan Rutherford, map the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.

In stories...


Esther Stories

by Peter Orner & Marilynne Robinson Little, Brown and Company (April 23, 2013)

One of the most acclaimed and original story collections of the last decade, Peter Orner's first book explores the brief but far-reaching occasions that haunt us.

The discovery of a murdered man in a bathrobe...


Collected Stories

by Carol Shields Harper Perennial (April 16, 2013)

“Shields writes with an almost painfully attuned ear for the nuances of language and the way they attach to feelings and probe the most delicate layers of human consciousness. . . . She reminds us again why...


We'll Always Have Paris

by Ray Bradbury William Morrow Paperbacks (April 23, 2013)

Over the course of a storied literary career that has spanned more than half a century, Ray Bradbury has taken us to wonderful places: across vast oceans to foreign lands, onto summer porches of small-town America,...


A Permanent Member of the Family

by Russell Banks Ecco (November 12, 2013)

Suffused with Russell Banks’s trademark lyricism and reckless humor, the twelve stories in A Permanent Member of the Family examine the myriad ways we try—and sometimes fail—to connect with one another,...


The Language of Elk: Stories

by Benjamin Percy Grand Central Publishing (April 01, 2013)

"Benjamin Percy is a force." -Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

RED MOON author Benjamin Percy's widely praised debut story collection, originally published by a university press, is now available for...


Middle Men: Stories

by Jim Gavin Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2013)

A powerful, funny, and wise debut from a writer Esquire praises as “the second coming of Denis Johnson.”

In this widely acclaimed story collection, Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California,...


Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Ron Rash Ecco (February 19, 2013)

From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence...


News from Heaven

by Jennifer Haigh Harper (February 05, 2013)

In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh—bestselling author of Faith and The Condition—returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a collection of short stories set in and around the fictionalized...


The Beautiful Indifference

Portico Prize for Fiction 2012

by Sarah Hall Harper Perennial (January 29, 2013)

Winner of the Portico Prize

Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize

Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Sarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and...


Thank You for the Light

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Scribner (November 13, 2012)

This newly discovered short story by one of the greatest writers of twentieth-century American literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald, will surprise and delight. Thank You for the Light is a masterfully crafted story—spare,...


She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories

by Ron Hansen Scribner (November 13, 2012)

“Beautifully crafted stories from one of our most honored authors” (The New York Times), Ron Hansen’s She Loves Me Not is an acclaimed collection of stunning fiction, three decades in the writing.

Ron Hansen...


Sudden Traveler

by Sarah Hall Custom House (October 08, 2019)

“Sarah Hall is one of those rare writers whose short fiction has the same luminosity as her novels. But the short form allows her more room to probe and roam, to experiment with form, to sink her fingers into...


The Cows

by Lydia Davis Sarabande Books (September 07, 2012)

With her trademark precision, Davis turns her eye to three beloved cows, capturing them in celebratory, delighted detail.


Melting Point

by Baret Magarian Salt (June 15, 2019)

Melting Point fuses prose and poetry, realism and literary inventiveness, in dealing with the absurdity of humanity. It’s fourteen stylistically diverse stories, flirt with irony, paradox and enigma.

The most...


The South Westerlies

by Jane Fraser Salt (June 15, 2019)

The South Westerlies is an attempt to know place (Gower) through the creation of a collection of short stories. Place is not a cosmetic backdrop, but an affecting agent in the lives of a wide cast of fictional...


Funeral Platter

by Greg Ames Arcade (October 24, 2017)

From the author of Buffalo Lockjaw comes a mordantly humorous collection of taut, off-the-wall, and heartbreaking short stories. A young girl aspiring to be a ventriloquist using a burnt log as a dummy; Franz...


The Toynbee Convector

by Ray Bradbury Simon & Schuster (July 30, 2019)

From “one of science fiction’s grand masters” (Library Journal), a new reissue of Ray Bradbury’s The Toynbee Convector: a collection of twenty-two stories, including the continuing saga of H.G. Well’s...